Wednesday, September 17, 2014 Elul 22, 5774
'Man breasts': An enlarging problem that would stymie even Frank Costanza
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David C. Friedman, JEFeature
An attractive, curvy bust line may be just what every woman desires. But for a man, large breasts are often a source of embarrassment and ridicule. And although Kramer from "Seinfeld" invented the "manssière" -- a brazier for men -- that item of underwear still remains only in the imagination of show creator and writer Larry David. So for Frank...
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Jared Shelly, JE Feature
For many interested in supporting a charitable cause, donating money or volunteering time is more than sufficient. But Len and Susan Lodish decided to add some sweat equity to that equation. The 60s-something couple rode a two-seater bike from Maine to Philadelphia during a 13-day, 630-mile trek through rain, scorching heat, and a flat tire or two to support the...
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Philly-based group sets drive for more donors
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
A focused push to educate people about human tissue donation and garner greater contributions of donor tissue has become the most recent initiative of the National Disease Research Interchange. The Philadelphia-based, nonprofit NDRI -- through its National Resource Center -- works to advance the procurement, preservation and distribution of human cells, tissues and organs for research and transplant. "There is...
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Symposium works to foster awareness of cancer treatment through the arts
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Frank Rosci, JE Feature
Boston-based writer Alice Hoffman was an established, best-selling author long before two kinds of breast cancer struck in July 1998. But as a cancer survivor, she turned the adversity of the disease into an even more successful career -- emerging from her fight for life more purposeful and more passionate. In her latest book -- Hoffman's novels are known widely...
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Every kid knows that moms have "eyes in the back of their heads." Indeed, human beings are adept at fixing their gaze on one object while independently directing attention to others. Salk Institute neurobiologists are beginning to tease apart the complex brain networks that enable humans and other higher mammals to achieve this feat. In a study published in last...
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